Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Permits On Sale Nov. 20; 4th Graders Can Get One Free

Release Date: Nov 7, 2017  

Contact(s): Julie Anne Overton


SANTA FE, NM – Nov. 7, 2017 For Immediate Release – Permits to cut your own Christmas tree on the Santa Fe National Forest go on sale Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at Forest Headquarters, all Ranger District offices and select third-party vendors.

As part of the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative, every fourth grader is eligible for a free holiday tree permit.  In order to redeem the free permit, the student must present a valid fourth-grade pass, downloadable at www.everykidinapark.gov.  Once the pass is printed out, the fourth graders must bring a parent or guardian over the age of 18 with them to the nearest SFNF office to pick up the permit.  The free permits can only be fulfilled at a Santa Fe National Forest office.

The nonrefundable Christmas tree permits are for personal use only and may be purchased for $10 by check, credit/debit card or cash through Dec. 23, 2017.  Permit purchasers will receive a tree tag, map and guidelines for harvesting a tree.

One tag is valid for a tree up to five inches in diameter and 10 feet in height.  Trees taller than 10 feet and/or wider than five inches require an additional tag.  For example, a 15-foot tree requires two tags.  The Santa Fe National Forest has a three-tag limit per person.

Permit holders should be prepared for unpredictable weather changes and colder conditions at higher elevations.  Forest Service staff may be in the cutting areas to check permits and answer questions.

Permit holders are asked to practice good stewardship.  Christmas tree permits purchased at a Santa Fe National Forest office or authorized vendor are valid only on land within Forest boundaries, and tree cutting is prohibited within 300 feet of streams, rivers and paved roads, and in all recreation camp areas and congressionally designated wilderness areas.

The public may purchase Christmas tree permits at all Santa Fe National Forest offices during business hours.  The offices will be closed on Nov. 10 for Veterans Day and on Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving Day.  Since vendors will receive a limited number of permits, you may want to call in advance to check availability.  For additional information about the Santa Fe National Forest’s Christmas tree permits, please contact Forest Headquarters at 505.438.5300.

 

FOREST SERVICE OFFICE

TELEPHONE

PERMIT SALES HOURS

Coyote Ranger Station
Coyote, NM

(575) 638-5526

Mon-Fri:  8am-12pm, 12:30-4pm

Cuba Ranger Station
Cuba, NM

(575) 289-3264

Mon-Fri:  8am-12pm, 12:30-4pm

Jemez Ranger Station
Jemez Springs, NM

(575) 829-3535

Mon-Fri:  8am-4:30pm

Pecos Ranger Station
Pecos, NM

(505) 757-6121

Mon-Fri:  8am-12pm, 12:30-4:30pm
No sales after 3 pm on Wednesdays

Las Vegas Ranger Station
Las Vegas, NM

(505) 425-3534

Mon-Fri:  8am-12pm, 12:30-4:30pm
No sales after 3pm on Wednesdays

Española Ranger Station
Española, NM

(505) 753-7331

Mon-Fri:  8am-12pm, 12:30-4pm

  Supervisor’s Office
11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM

(505) 438-5300

Mon-Fri:  8am-4pm

OTHER VENDORS

TELEPHONE

HOLIDAY BUSINESS HOURS

REI
500 Market Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

(505) 982-3557

Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm
Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm

Los Alamos Historical Museum
Fuller Lodge Lobby
1050 Bathtub Row
Los Alamos, NM  87544

(505) 695-5250

Mon-Fri:  9am-5pm
Sat-Sun:  10am-4pm

Phillips 66
6454 Main Street (US Hwy 550)
Cuba, NM 87013

(575)-289-0338

Mon-Sun: 6am-8pm

Walatowa Visitor Center
7413 Highway 4
Jemez Pueblo, NM 87024

(575) 834-7235

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
8am-12pm & 1-5pm
Cash or check only – no credit cards

Griego’s Market
Hwy 50
Pecos, NM 87552

(505) 757-6555

Open 7 days a week
6am-10pm (Closed Thanksgiving Day at 2pm)

Pancho’s Minute Men Shell
9 S. Main Street
Pecos, NM 87552

(505) 757-2620

Mon-Fri: 6am-9:30pm
Sat-Sun: 7am-9:30pm
Cash only

Laguna Vista Quick-Stop
167 Hwy. 518
Las Vegas, NM 87701

(505) 425-7706

Mon-Fri: 6am-7pm
Sat: 7am-7pm; Sun: 7am-2 pm
Thanksgiving Day: 7-11am

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